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I fell on my tailbone and now it hurts

A female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Family Medicine 47 years experience
ER/UC: Get examined. The fall on your tailbone is not related to your dizziness.

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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amandeep Kaur
Family Medicine 10 years experience
Coccydynia: Since the pain has been persistent for so long, you should get examined again. A detailed physical exam and imaging can be very helpful. Did you get p... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Fiorito
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
Bruised or broken: It could be bruised or fractured. Usually not much to do. Try a donut pillow.
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Romano
Internal Medicine 9 years experience
The tailbone can minimally displace after a fall. There is a manual technique to align it back. You can see a osteopathic doctor or a chiropractor who... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 59 years experience
You may have: damaged some nerves which run down your spine and may have been "bruised" along with your coccyx!!! Try hor baths!! They can help a good deal at this ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Shim
Orthopedic Surgery 41 years experience
Yes: When you fall on the bottom, you can cause various injuries to the ligaments attached to the tailbone. In rare instances, you can also break the bon... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Mcgovern
Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
Tailbone pain: Falling on stairs suggests you landed on your buttocks and may have injured your coccyx (aka tailbone.). This is often treated conservatively with a "... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Robert Andrews
Interventional Radiology 36 years experience
It's : It's possible to fracture your tailbone with a fall. That could cause a bump or bulge, generally followed by a lot of bruising. The picture you sent... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Tailbone: It could be broken or you could have damaged a disc in your back which can cause the leg pain. Suggest an initial X-ray and orthopedic evaluation then... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Trettin
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Ice , NSAIDs : If u fell yesterday try icing your tailbone if possible, taking Ibuprofen or other NSAID , and obtaining a ' donut' cushion to sit on. If no improveme... Read More